BANGKOK, April 4 - Thai tourist police launched new technology on the eve of the tourist-jammed  traditional Thai new year, better known as the Songkran festival, to assure holiday-goers that they will be given the correct information and advice as soon as they step foot in Suvarnabhumi airport. 

SONGKHLA, April 4 - The atmosphere in Hat Yai district is lively, welcoming the upcoming Songkran Festival, while over 12,000 hotel rooms have been fully booked during April 11-13.

BANGKOK, April 4 – Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra gave reassurances that Thailand’s high-speed train will reach the northeastern province of Nong Khai to connect Thailand with the Lao PDR and China.

BANGKOK, April 4 - Thailand's joint parliament session voted early Thursday morning to pass three government-sponsored bills to amend many sections of the country's Constitution.

Japan fully advocates Thailand’s vision to become the hub of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) given the country’s capability as a business springboard for the Mekong region, according to the Japanese ambassador to Bangkok.

Thursday, 04 April 2013 09:39

Central Bank: Thai baht situation improves

The Thai currency has slightly weakened due to the outflow of US dollars and Thai investors’ purchases of the US currency in higher volumes, a senior central bank official said last week.

Thai exports in February were valued at US$17.9 billion, a drop of 5.83 percent compared to the same period last year, said Permanent Secretary for Commerce Watcharee Wimuktayon.

Thursday, 04 April 2013 09:24

Thailand’s economy up, but exports down

Thailand’s economy has continued to expand through February, but exports shrank for the first time in six months, the director of the Fiscal Policy Office said last week.

Somchai Sajjapong said domestic manufacturing, particularly in the industrial and agro industrial sectors, has slowed down while tourism enjoys steady growth.

BANGKOK, April 2 – Thai baht's appreciation by nearly five per cent -- 4.51 per cent -- since June last year reduced the value of Thailand’s exports in US dollar terms by nearly six per cent -- 5.83 per cent in February, according to a Bangkok business leader.

BANGKOK, April 1 – Thailand’s Monetary Policy Committee (FPC) will likely maintain the policy interest rate at 2.75 per cent given the country’s continuous economic growth, an independent research organisation predicted today.

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